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Nov 30

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Patrik Alan Salon, Inc. - Arnold, Maryland, United States

Mar 30, 2011 - I used to take my curls to Alexander's of Annapolis, but it got way too expensive -- $110 for a Deva cut. I found myself waiting a year between cuts because I couldn't afford them, and that was just crazy. So I went on the Deva website and found a list of Deva-inspired stylists near Annapolis. Two of them were at the Patrik Alan Salon in Arnold, so I called for an appointment. Patrik was booked up, but Kristen had an opening. I've been for three Deva cuts with her, and I've been thrilled with every one of them. The first cut was fairly conservative and went from bra-strap length to slightly past my shoulders. She took her time explaining what she was doing, which was great. I'd been CG for about six months, and I brought a bag full of my various products to get her opinion on them. She looked carefully at the ingredients to make sure they were CG-friendly, and convinced me to stop using one of them because it was full of non-natural ingredients (even though it was technically CG-friendly). I'm glad she did, because the change made my hair even healthier and well hydrated. On the second visit, she gave me a mischievous grin and said, "You came back a second time -- you're mine now!" We agreed on a slightly shorter cut, this time about two inches past my chin, and it came out great. Before my most recent visit, this past Saturday, I fell in love with the photo on the cover of Lorraine Massey's new Curly Girl Handbook -- a chin-length curly bob. I took it to Kristen, and she immediately said, "Let's do it!" She adapted it for my face shape, and once again cut each curl carefully and methodically. The end result looked amazing ... even my husband, who tends to prefer longer hair on me, loved it. The coup de grĂ¢ce, though, was that when I co-washed and styled it myself a couple of days later, it looked even better! I've gotten dozens of compliments on it all week, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Kristen is adorable -- warm, friendly, funky. And the salon, though small, is inviting and comfortable. From the moment you walk in the door, you feel welcomed and cared for. I recommend it 1000 percent. BTW, the salon is under new ownership; it's now called Georgia Alan Salon. http://www.georgiaalansalon.com/index2.php#/home/